Curious Appetite

Rome

Food, visas & thoughts: When in Rome

As I mentioned in a previous post, I traveled to Iran for vacation and did a couple jaunts to Rome for my tourist visa. I wanted to write about the food gems I found (especially for those who may have to travel to Rome for less than 24 hours) and general food for thought that arose. I realize you may be surprised to hear one would go to Iran for vacation and not be terrified by it. I’ll repeat: Iran is a wonderful country, with people I came to adore and I encourage anyone to challenge what they’ve heard. I hope to travel there again and again. Continue Reading

The dark heart of Italy

Me in Rome, 2007. delirious and self-medicating from trying to understand this beautiful mess. 

In 2007, I partook on my 1st study abroad trip in Rome. In just the first few weeks I started to have a sneaking suspicion that something was just not right. My idealism of Italy was starting to be questioned even as a sheltered, study abroad student. Continue Reading